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Poster: Old_NJ_Head_Zimmer Date: Oct 7, 2011 12:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Deadheads in corporate America

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-to-succeed-in-business-while-being-a-deadhead-2011-10-07?link=mw_home_kiosk

A lotta truth to thisandpeople manage their careers in different ways

It's not just being a deadhead that people keep private

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Oct 7, 2011 7:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Deadheads in corporate America

I hid any trace of GD when I was working for a corporation. Not that it was a difficulty at the time. On that particular Serengeti plain, any perceived weakness was not something to show, and liking GD would mean drugs and loose morals. The kicker is I worked in the wine & spirits biz and open alcohol use was common. I mean, can't let all that extra tasting wine go to waste. I'll never forget we had a new supplier who wanted to taste 37 Italian wines in 90 minutes. And we did it. Boy, was I woozy.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Oct 7, 2011 9:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Deadheads in corporate America

Interesting article. I'm sure the stereotypes are there, but I'd think it also depends a LOT on the corporate culture of a particular workplace, and maybe even the part of the country, to some extent.

Never worked for a "corporation" in the sense of "business world," but comparing two news organizations (corporate in ownership, since everything IS now, sigh) ... one was very repressed and even marked people down for "inappropriate attire;" another had tie-dye and flip-flops in the newsroom. (Guess which place did better work?) Workplaces are like ecosystems, IMO; they have "micro-climates," depending a lot on management and who else is in the "habitat."

This post was modified by AltheaRose on 2011-10-08 04:31:32